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The first 2022 Hummer EV pickup sells for $2.5 million, proceeds go to 9/11 charity

2022 Hummer EV (GMC/Released)
2022 Hummer EV (GMC/Released)

The buyer — a woman whose name is not public, according to a General Motors spokeswoman —will receive the vehicle with VIN 001 when it rolls off the assembly line at Factory ZERO in Detroit and Hamtramck this fall.

Hummer VIN 001 was sold Saturday evening at the 2021 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, with the proceeds going to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a nonprofit that honors firefighter Stephen Siller, who died on Sept. 11, 2001.

Also auctioned Saturday was the 2021 Ford Bronco 2-Door VIN 001 for $1.075 million. That money will go to the National Forest Foundation and Outward Bound, Barrett-Jackson said in a news release.

At Amazon, Warehouse Workers Who Praise the Company Reap Rewards

The Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Ala. / Getty Images
The Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Ala. / Getty Images

As the political battle over working conditions heats up, tech giant Amazon is rewarding warehouse workers who tweet positively about their work. 

The accounts are run by Amazon warehouse workers, although some accounts have switched between different individuals.

The accounts appear to have been created by Amazon, rather than by the workers: All tweets are sent through Sprinklr, a social media management tool Amazon uses for its official accounts.

Although some accounts were suspended by Twitter for violation of its rules (likelyincluding “coordinated inauthentic behavior”), new accounts have been created as recently as March 2021.


California ‘crazed man’ accused of fatally stabbing elderly woman, dog in unprovoked attack to appear in court

A woman and her dog were fatally stabbed near Lone Hill Park in San Dimas, a city in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County
A woman and her dog were fatally stabbed near Lone Hill Park in San Dimas, a city in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County (KTTV).

The stabbing happened Thursday at about 1:35 p.m. near Lone Hill Park in San Dimas, a city in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County. Jeanne Ann Edgar, 66, of Glendora, California, and her dog, Sashi, were both pronounced dead at the scene, KCBS-TV reported.

Another victim, identified by authorities as a White man in his 30s, said he had parked his truck and was walking through the park toward the public restroom when Saldivar began approaching him while wielding a knife.

The man turned and ran from the suspect, who at first chased after him but then changed his focus to Edgar and her dog, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.


Juvenile suspect in murder of Virginia girl held without bond: report

Bremer was an eighth-grade student at Quioccasin Middle School. (Henrico Schools / Family Handout)
Bremer was an eighth-grade student at Quioccasin Middle School. (Henrico Schools / Family Handout)

The boy was taken into custody Saturday, police said. In addition to being charged with second-degree murder, he was also charged with possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a juvenile.

Bremer was shot multiple times on Friday, forcing a nearby high school in Henrico County to be placed on a temporary lockdown.

A witness told local news outlet WWBT-TV that he saw a man walking behind two girls before hearing gunshots. He said that he had assumed they were walking together.

It was not immediately clear how the suspect got a gun or what his relationship was to the victim.

Moment Trump supporter pulls gun on rock-throwing ANTIFA rioters who smashed his truck’s tail lights, sprayed paint on his windshield and then MACED him during Oregon Capitol rally

Protesters on the sidewalks and in the street in Salem threw objects at a number of vehicles that drove by the Capitol with American flags, breaking some vehicles' windows
Protesters on the sidewalks and in the street in Salem threw objects at a number of vehicles that drove by the Capitol with American flags, breaking some vehicles’ windows

He could be heard shouting: ‘Get away from me’.   

The ‘Freedom’ rally was advertised as an event to honor those who ‘fought for our freedoms.’ 

Protesters on the sidewalks and in the street in Salem threw objects at a number of vehicles that drove by the Capitol with American flags, breaking some vehicles’ windows. 

At least three people were arrested including Andrew Alan Foy, 34 for second-degree disorderly conduct and second-degree criminal trespass, Nathan McFarland, 33, for second-degree disorderly conduct and Anthony Villaneda,18, for five counts of pointing a laser.


Seattle residents speak out on homeless crisis

Fox News analyst Lawrence Jones talks to Seattle residents about the city’s homeless crisis.

Parler HITS BACK On Congressional Investigation Into “Russian Influence”

Parler strikes back at a congressional investigation of its “Russian influence” and role in the January 6 insurgency, revealing new information that suggests who really needs to be investigated.

Sturgis, S.D. | Full Measure

If you’ve heard of Sturgis, South Dakota, it’s probably because of its annual motorcycle rally.

In 2020, Sturgis made headlines for hosting the famous affair while much of America was shut down.

Today, we head to Sturgis off-season, to find out if the Motorcycle Rally was really the deadly event some made it out to be.

Border Patrol Insider Reveals Encounters With ILLEGAL ALIEN SEX OFFENDERS Reaches FIVE YEAR HIGH

[WESTCHESTER, N.Y. — Mar. 28, 2021] Project Veritas released a new video today featuring an interview with a Customs and Border Patrol [CBP] agent who corroborates leaked government documents showing a massive spike in border patrol encounters with illegals who are sex offenders at the U.S.-Mexican border in 2021. 

The CBP Insider was referring to materials leaked from their parent agency, The Department of Homeland Security [DHS]. 

These documents spell out, in no uncertain terms, the exponential rise in “encounters with criminal aliens with sex-related offenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

Video of Ted Cruz Being Blocked From Recording Biden’s Kids in Cages BREAKS THE INTERNET

Video of Ted Cruz Being Blocked From Recording Biden’s Kids in Cages BREAKS THE INTERNET

Politics:

GOP lawmakers warn against vaccine passports

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, a Republican from Louisiana, speaks during a press conference on gun violence outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2019. Attorney General William Barr is circulating a proposal for expanded background checks for gun buyers that includes requiring background checks for all commercial guns sales, including at gun shows.
Alex Edelman/Bloomberg via Getty Images

“Considering that Democrats want to require vaccine IDs for people to conduct their basic daily activities, they now have zero grounds to object to voter ID laws,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., told Fox News. 

“If under Democrat logic, you should need an ID to enter even a grocery store, surely there wouldn’t be an objection to showing an ID to legally vote.”

House Judiciary Committee ranking member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, slammed the Biden administration for pursuing the idea of vaccine passports when the president “doesn’t seem to care about passports when it comes to illegal migrants crossing the southern border.”

Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, said in a statement to Fox News that a vaccine passport measure “would be a complete government overstep.”

Steve Hilton blasts ‘unprecedented’ Democratic push for ‘vaccine passports’

Commentary/Opinion:
The Next Revolution’ host calls Biden’s push for ‘vaccine passport’ standard an ‘unprecedented, undemocratic power grab.’

Steve Hilton points out Dems’ ‘false’ claim about Georgia election laws

Commentary/Opinion:
‘The Next Revolution’ slams the president for providing misinformation regarding the Georgia election reform bill.

Bongino: Migrants treated like ‘animals’ under Biden admin

Commentary/Opinion:
Fox News contributor Dan Bongino slammed the Biden administration Monday for treating migrants housed within border detention facilities like “animals,” and blocking Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas., from filming the conditions.

Leaving New York | Full Measure

Around the country, Americans are fleeing big cities — and their big city problems — for lower crime, lower tax states where the living is easier.

No place is getting harder hit than The Big Apple: population about 8.4 million and falling.

Lisa Fletcher investigates the mass exodus and what could be the impact on America’s biggest and most famous city.

World News:

Germany Reports More Blood Clot Cases Associated With AstraZeneca Vaccine

Gareth Fuller/WPA Pool/Getty Images
Gareth Fuller/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Seven of the people who had blood clots connected with the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine have died, the Paul Ehrlich Institute, which is Germany’s federal medical regulatory body, told The Associated Press. Nineteen of the individuals affected by the blood clots were women while just two were men.

“The evidence we have is, at the moment, not sufficient to conclude with certainty whether these adverse events are indeed caused by the vaccine or not,” Sabina Straus, chair of the EMA’s Pharmacovigilance and Risk Assessment Committee.

The EMA recommended that patients and doctors were warned of possible side effects associated with the vaccine, according to the AP.

Rebels leave beheaded bodies in streets of Mozambique town

Fierce fighting for control of Mozambique’s strategic northern town of Palma left beheaded bodies strewn in the streets Monday, with heavily armed rebels battling army, police and a private military outfit in several locations.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Monday for the attack, saying it was carried out by the Islamic State Central Africa Province, according to the SITE extremist monitoring group.

The rebel claim said the insurgents now control Palma’s banks, government offices, factories and army barracks, and that more than 55 people, including Mozambican army troops, Christians and foreigners were killed. It did not provide further detail on the dead.

Iran-China sign major cooperation deal;Israel celebrates Passover/Palm Sunday-TV7 Israel News 29.03

1) Israel celebrated the Biblical holiday of Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, over the weekend; (and) in contrast to a year prior, the Passover seder’ dinner was once again observed by traditional family gatherings.

2) Shipping traffic on the Suez Canal, which is the shortest maritime transport route between Europe and Asia, is due to reopened – after a 400-meter-long’ container ship, named Ever Given, became jammed diagonally across a southern section of the canal.

3) China and Iran have signed a 25-year cooperation agreement, expected to amount to roughly 600 billion U.S. dollars over the course of ten years.

Mexico revises coronavirus death toll up by 60%, suffering second-most deaths globally

A report published by Mexico’s health ministry showed that by mid-February there had been just over 294,000 deaths “associated with COVID-19” – a nearly 60% increase from the originally published figure.

That figure has since risen by almost 27,000 more deaths through March, bringing the total to more than 321,000.

The new report was published Saturday with little fanfare. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has faced significant criticism for his handling of the pandemic, the BBC reported.

Those figures put Mexico second after the U.S., but the population of Mexico is 126 million – far smaller than either the U.S. or Brazil, which previously ranked second-most: the U.S. boasts a population of over 328 million and Brazil has 211 million.

These developments show just how deadly Mexico’s second wave in January was.

Commentary/Opinion:

The Development of the Individual Requires Sacrifice | Russell Brand & Mikhaila & Jordan Peterson

The process of maturation requires multiple levels of sacrifice, including what some would call the ultimate sacrifice, putting another’s needs in front of your own. This is the role of the parent to the child, the mentor to the protege, and in Christian terms – Christ to the Believer.

Often, people think of the act of sacrifice in terms of loss, but it is just as valid to think of sacrifice as a necessary vehicle to future gain.

Without sacrifice, it would seem that the individual is incentivized to search for nothing more than impulsive pleasures with short-term gain and long-term consequence as a result.

What have you sacrificed for the people you love? Having seen the result of your sacrifice, would you trade that sacrifice for short-term pleasure-seeking behavior?

“Predictive Policing” Algorithm Creates a Dystopian Nightmare for Residents of This Town

When the Institute for Justice filed suit against the so-called predictive policing program in Pasco County, Florida, the Sheriff’s Office issued a statement saying that their program is not “in any way, shape or form the ideals or implementations projected in the film ‘Minority Report.'”

But in this episode of Deep Dive, we discuss the chilling reality of a program that targets residents for possible future crimes based on a crude algorithm, as well as the program’s myriad constitutional violations and IJ’s lawsuit to end it.

The New Frontier In The Culture War‪s | Scott Walker On Federalist Radio Hour

On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, former Governor of Wisconsin and current Young America’s Foundation President Scott Walker joins Western Correspondent Tristan Justice to discuss how college campuses are the new frontier for the culture war and how conservatives can harness the opportunities presented by young people to spark change.

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